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VandlTop Sacrificial Anti-Graffiti Coating for Graffiti Removal Without Chemicals

Rainguard is North America’s #1 anti-graffiti coating mfg and VandlTop™ is their one-time use, sacrificial anti-graffiti coating product formulated to allow removal of graffiti tags without use of chemicals. VandlTop™ protects the environment and sensitive building surfaces which can be damaged with traditional graffiti removal products.

During the graffiti removal process, VandlTop™, acts a sacrificial product and melts away, which means it has to be re-applied after each removal to maintain protection against future graffiti attacks. VandlTop™ can be used to protect concrete, stucco, EIFS, brick, wood, metal, plastic and even painted ones. VandlTop™ with its matte finish and non-yellowing formula has little impact or change on the look of building surfaces.

VandlTop is available in ready-to-use 1 and 5 gallon containers. For graffiti protection allowing multiple tag removals without the need to reapply the anti-graffiti coating, look for Rainguard’s professional line of Non-Sacrificial Anti-Graffiti Coatings for Unpainted Surfaces.  They can sustain multiple graffiti tagging and removal cycles without having to be replaced like sacrificial coatings do and warrantied up to 10 years.

Where is VandlTop typically used?

  • Construction & Remodel Projects:   Exterior building|screen|retaining walls, fences, school and public facility interior hallways, restrooms,  playground park areas
  • Homeowner projects:  Fences, exterior walls

Why VandlTop Anti-Graffiti Coating?

  • Low pressure hot water graffiti removal – no chemicals required
  • Use in environmentally sensitive applications or where chemicals could damage a substrate
  • Clear, matte sheen, non-yellowing formula with minimal change in the look of a building
  • Versatile protection on concrete, stucco, EIFS, brick, wood, metal, plastic & painted surfaces
  • Easy application – spray, brush, roll
  • Low cost application – single component, no mixing, no POT life issues, no expensive blasting required
  • 100% Eco-friendly: with
  • Lower labor costs – apply 2nd coat after only 1-2 hours dry time


Color Clear, minimal change in appearance or surface texture
Sheen/Gloss Level Matte finish
Dry To Re-Coat 1 – 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity.  Turns clear when dry
#Coats Recommended 1 – 3 coats depending on level of protection desired
 Permeability  100% vapor permeable
Application method Low pressure hand pump or airless sprayer, roller, brush
Where Can it be Used Interior|Exterior unpainted and painted surfaces (not designed for foot or vehicular traffic)
Apply to New Concrete 10 days
Low Application Temperature 40F|4.4C Surface & Air
 Base  Water
VOC Content <20 g/L
Use on Material Concrete, brick, masonry, stucco, block. natural stone, EIFS, wood, metal, vinyl and some plastic surfaces
Warranty Available 1 year material warranty  –  download warranty application to register, see DOCUMENTS tab above
Full Chemical Cure 5 – 7 days for full product performance
Leed 4.2 (1) point credit available Meets LEED and SQAMD low VOC requirements
Porous Surfaces
    Precision Block 225
    Split Face Block 225
    Ground Face Block 225
    Scored/fluted Block 200
    Sand Blasted Block 200
   Slump/Adobe Block 225
   Heavy Textured Stucco 225
   Brick 250
   Unpainted Wood 275
   Porous Tile 250
Dense Surfaces
   Fine/Medium Textured Stucco 250
   Pre-Cast/Tilt-up Concrete 275
    Cast Concrete 275
    Sand Blasted Concrete 250
    Exposed Aggregate 275
    EIFS 250
    Metal 300
    Painted Surfaces 300


Temperature (surface|air) 40F to 90F (1.7C to 35C) and at least 5F above dew point
Moisture of substrate Less than 15%
Humidity Less than 80%
Rain No rain 48 hrs prior to, 48 hrs after application
Cure time for newly poured concrete 10 days
Application method Use low pressure hand pump or garden sprayer, roller, brush


The most efficient and easiest application method is using a hand pump or airless sprayer.  For smaller projects or ones where overspray is not allowed, use a roller.  For the smallest projects such as protecting a sign, a brush is an option. Do a rough measurement of how far each gallon or 5 gallon pail should go per coat and then make sure you are applying at that coverage rate.

Using spray equipment, apply VANDLTOP at recommended coverage rates.  Apply in a fine mist, cross- hatched pattern to build up the wet coating. As soon as the entire surface has been coated, immediately repeat process with a second pass. Depending on the porosity of the surface, a light second step may be necessary to complete that coat. If there is a rundown of product, then doing a dry backroll will smooth out the rundown and avoid the possibility of white streaks showing up after drying.  The next coat can be applied when the product becomes completely clear, usually in 1 – 2 hours depending on temperature and humidity.

Clean equipment with soap and water when finished.

Painted Surfaces
Allow newly-painted and stucco surfaces to fully chemically cure before application of VANDLTOP. Recent formulations of pigmented paints, coat-ings, and integrally-colored stucco colorant additives contain biocides. These biocides must be released before application of VANDLTOP. Please consult the manufacturer of the paint/stucco coating to determine the chemical curing period. Rainguard is not responsible for yellowing or color differences as a result of application of the VANDLTOP over uncured paint or integrally-colored stucco surfaces. Allow the VANDLTOP product to cure 5-7 days before removing graffiti.

The most effective removal process with VANDLTOP is by using a hot water power washer which will melt the VANDLTOP as the graffiti is removed at the same time.  You can also use Rainguard’s VANDLCLEAN SUPER GRAFFITI REMOVER.

1. All surfaces to be coated should be clean of any dirt and grime, efflorescence, lime run, form oils and release agents, grease, mud, excess mortar, and mold and mildew, etc.
2. All cracks should be pointed or caulked. All voids, bee holes, masonry surface defects and openings such as conduits, pipes, drains, door frames, vents, air conditioner openings, electrical openings, control joints, or any dissimilar materials should be repaired using urethane or other approved patching.

Store materials in a well-protected area between 45° and 90°F. Avoid freezing temperatures, direct sunlight, and moisture. Keep away from heat sources.